On a day when the state closed all schools for the rest of the academic year, senior Cristian Adragna sent a much-appreciated letter of thanks and encouragement to De La Salle's faculty and staff.
Until the coronavirus pandemic closed schools statewide, and De La Salle Collegiate students began distance learning last month, brothers Joe and Jon Opolski normally studied in their own rooms.
Today, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer suspended in-person learning at all K-12 schools for the rest of the academic year.
We had a great first week of distance learning! The staff is especially enjoying the phone calls home to check in with families.
Learn more about Distance Learning and what students need to know. Also, students should be checking their email accounts; attendance protocol; tutoring is available; free meals are available; coping skills; and much more.
Justin Desmet, Zack Jarski, and Michael Kafoury have been named to the Macomb County All-Academic Team, sponsored by the Macomb Daily.
Brother Joseph Jozwiak is returning to De La Salle to serve in his new role as executive administrator for the foreseeable future.
For school psychologist Andrew Campbell, distance learning is truly distant. He and his family, including three children under the age of four, are waiting out the pandemic in North Carolina.
On Wednesday, Mr. Barger challenged his engineering students at De La Salle to determine the surface area of pistons for two Lamborghini models.
Welcome inside Mr. Szczegielniak's online concert band class for the second day of distance learning at De La Salle Collegiate.
School officials are working on contingency plans for senior events for the rest of the year keeping what is best for the community at the center of consideration.
After reading through sections of freshmen Theology journals, Brother Ken Kalinowski wanted to share a few key thoughts.
Due to the Covid-19 global crisis, De La Salle Collegiate has postponed the 39th annual Christian Brothers Dinner scheduled for April 30.
This is the first week of distance learning under the new normal; coronavirus information; report cards are available; AP testing updates; school calandars; and more.
The MDE issued a memorandum indicating that online instruction will not count toward instructional hours for public schools. While this is true for public schools, this MDE instruction is not applicable to De La Salle Collegiate.
As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread and impact school communities, De La Salle Collegiate wants to do what it can to help.
As information about the global outbreak of the coronavirus and its presence in the U.S. and other parts of the world continues to rapidly evolve, we want to assure you that De La Salle Collegiate is committed to the safety and well-being of all Pilots.
De La Salle Collegiate held a blessing and dedication ceremony for the new stained-glass window in the school chapel. About 40 people attended Tuesday morning’s 30-minute long service which saw Bishop Robert Fisher bless the new window with holy water.
The Pilots' concert band will compete in the state competition after earning a Superior rating, the highest rating possible for their performances last Saturday at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District XVI Band Festival at Warren Woods Tower High School.
De La Salle’s talented ‘witnesses’ and ‘attorneys’ finished the year in the Macomb County Mock Trial Regional Competition held at the Macomb County Circuit Courthouse in Mount Clemens.
The health and well-being of students; prom tickets; blood drive; order Shinola watches; Christian Brothers Dinner tickets available; baseball tryouts; school calendars; parent group news; and more.
Seniors Michael Kafoury (right) and Jarod Amparo have been named Class of 2020 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.
The Brothers of the Christian Schools and the Board of Trustees remain committed to following best practices and providing an education of excellence to every De La Salle student.
While the coronavirus is a serious public health situation, the CDC continues to believe the immediate risk to the general public remains low at this time.
Last Saturday, De La Salle Collegiate’s robotics team, the AutoPilots, had to overcome a few setbacks during the Michigan districts at the FIRST Robotics Competition at Macomb Community College.
A four-time state champion with 18 years of head coaching experience, Dan Rohn has been named the 19th head football coach in De La Salle Collegiate history.
Muskegon native Dan Rohn has been pegged to become the 19th head football coach in De La Salle Collegiate history. Last week, he graciously answered a few questions. Read what he had to say.
Senior announcement orders; mock trial competes this weekend; American Red Cross to make a blood-drive visit; Advancement Office news; school calendars; parent group information; and more.
On Tuesday, Justin Desmet was recognized for some of his many community service projects, receiving the William H. Lacey Community Service Award from the Grosse Pointe Sunrise Rotary Club.
Typical teenagers prefer to spend Friday nights hanging with friends or attending school activities. But recently Vince Motowski and nearly 20 De La Salle students found a different priority.
Longtime basketball coach Greg Esler will be enshrined into the Saint Clair Shores Athletic Hall of Fame at Blossom Heath Inn on March 8.
For the fourth consecutive year, De La Salle Collegiate’s Anthony Killop has qualified for the Michigan High School Powerlifting Association state finals.
Honors Convocation Dinner; Paczki Day; Pilot Hangar sale; Graduation tickets available; the Raffle starts; upcoming blood drive; Christian Brothers Dinner; school calendars; and much more.
For 23 consecutive years, De La Salle Collegiate social studies teacher Thaier Mukhtar has conducted the school’s annual Jeopardy tournament.
By day, Jay Ritchie teaches history, psychology, and sociology at De La Salle. But after school, the veteran educator hits the hardwood at Macomb Community College where he is head women’s basketball coach.
Archbishop of Malta Charles Jude Scicluna recently visited family in Detroit and celebrated an all-school mass at De La Salle Collegiate. The Archbishop was kind enough to sit through a question-and-answer session with us.
Presidents Day sale in The Pilot Hangar; WAMS tickets are still available; Raffle tickets distribution is this week; upcoming parent spring athletics meetings; school calendars; parent group news; and more.
Nearly a dozen members of De La Salle’s Student Council and National Honor Society volunteered at the annual Sweetheart Dance, which has become a great opportunity for students and residents to socialize, have fun, and enjoy some music.
Last Friday, sophomore Seth Ray attended Night to Shine, which is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love for people with special needs.
De La Salle Collegiate’s Information Night is an opportunity for prospective students and parents to become better acquainted with all that De La Salle has to offer.
In a unique partnership, De La Salle Collegiate students are working with young learners at Rainbow Elementary in the Clintondale School District each Wednesday.
De La Salle Collegiate teacher Ron Barger marked his sixth decade as a wrestling referee when he worked a high school match lin January.
Course selections are open this week; buy your candy grams; attention senior parents; upcoming parent sports meetings; school calendars; parent group updates; and more.
Bill Fox, the alumnus who made history at De La Salle Collegiate nine years ago by giving the school its largest-ever donation, died Thursday following a long illness.
Five De La Salle Collegiate musicians have qualified for the State Solo & Ensemble Festival in March.
Girls! Glamour! and Gershwin highlight the spring as the De La Salle Collegiate Wig and Mask Society presents the award-winning musical, Nice Work If You Can Get.
Student Council dance; Tuition Assistance Applications; Course Request time is coming; Teen Street Driving Skills available; IB Registration sheets are due; school calendars; parent group news; and more.
Former Michigan State linebacker and Super Bowl champion Greg Jones shared stories about his personal journey and tips for making the right choices during Friday's Positive You assembly at De La Salle Collegiate.
Juniors Vince Motowski and Billy Boulus were among the 38 students who traveled to Washington for the March for Life. They shared their thoughts about the experience prior to Monday's all-school liturgy to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.
In response to the recent media reports, De La Salle offered an official statement on Wednesday. Click to read more.
De La Salle Collegiate freshman Roland Hernandez has been named a 2020 Michigan Thumb Scholastic Art Awards winner in photography.
John Schmid, a former longtime business teacher at De La Salle Collegiate, died on Jan. 24. He taught accounting, business law, and economics from 1975 to 2005 at De La Salle, where his wife, Debbie, was also a business teacher in the 90s.
Following Monday's mass, Kevin Kijewski, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Detroit, was kind enough to sit down for a Q&A session.
Recognizing Catholic Schools and Anti-Bullying Weeks; Tuition Assistance Night and Tuition Assistance applications now available; upcoming Student Council Dance; next year's online course requests; school calendars; parent group news; and more.
Representing a multitude of career fields, more than 60 alumni, parents, faculty and alumni spouses, and friends of alumni gave presentations on their various careers during De La Salle’s Career Day.
A lifelong educator, vice principal, athletic director, and coach, Gary Buslepp enjoyed three tours at De La Salle before retiring in 2018. Now, the Catholic League Hall of Fame coach has been named this year’s honoree at the 39th annual Christian Brothers Dinner.
Take a behind-the-scenes look at De La Salle's stained-glass project at Thompson Art Glass.
Positive You for Parents is this week; Gettysburg trip parents info meeting; registration for 2020-21 courses available soon; Bullying Awareness Week; school calendars; parent group news; and more.
Anti-Bullying Week will take place at De La Salle Collegiate from Jan. 27-31. This school-wide initiative is intended to raise awareness of the issue of bullying among children, especially in high schools.
Junior Lorance Morrison has been recognized with the Random Act of Kindness Award for his charitable work with the school’s Christian Service Office in December.
Upcoming information meetings for IB Discover Night, March for Life and Tuition Assistance; Positive You sign-up for parents; help with the spring musical; school calendars; parents group news; and more.
Families who wish to be considered for need-based financial aid for De La Salle or Regina High School are encouraged to attend Tuition Assistance Night.
On the heels of last month’s wildly successful student presentation at De La Salle Collegiate, Kenny Spear will return on Jan. 21 to educate parents about prevention tools and techniques to best empower their children.
Thanks to a generous donation from Mrs. Irene Wojcik, the 84-seat chapel at De La Salle Collegiate will shine even brighter with the installation of a new stained-glass window.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.
Sign up for Honors Banking class; report cards available on Jan. 10; IB Discovery Night; ACT/SAT test prep; school calendars; parent group news; and much more.
With Prayers and Gratitude, from De La Salle Collegiate, Merry Christmas.
Midterms are this week; Pilot Hangar holiday hours; report cards available soon; IB Discovery Night; school calendar; parent group news; and more.
Kenny Spear held an all-school assembly inside the Bill Fox Gymnasium at De La Salle Collegiate, where he captivated students with his powerful and moving testimony.
De La Salle Collegiate students connected with the non-profit Good Shepherd Coalition of Macomb County to identify families needing help with groceries and gifts for the Christmas holiday.
The December Student, Teacher and Staffer of the Month are: counselor Dominic Reid, junior Eddie Olejniczak, and social studies teacher Andrew Grauzer.
Senior Noah Cole just made $112,913 - virtually - in an online simulation game at MarketWatch.com that engages students in the world of global capital markets.
The fall play production is this weekend; Pilot Hangar holiday hours; Midterms are a week away; AP fees collection begins; volunteers needed for Career Day; alternative spring break; school calendar; parent group news; and more.
Senior art student Tyler Looman is doing some tedious work to refurbish a statue of St. Jude for Theology teacher Kyle Kopy.
De La Salle art teacher John Hicks is a featured artist at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit this month.
Five De La Salle Collegiate students competed Wednesday in the second part of the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition. Their scores in the first portion ranked among the top 100 students in Michigan.
Information about Class of 2020 studio photos; unreturned football equipment will earn charges to FACTS accounts; Christmas service project; school calendar; parent groups news; and much more.
As a way to show their gratitude, some students were asked to write letters to individual faculty or staff members. We hear from nine of the boys who had the opportunity to read their letters to those they are most grateful for.
Representatives from the U.S. Naval Academy and West Point visited De La Salle this week to speak to students about military service.
Today is the perfect time to show your support for De La Salle Collegiate by making a donation to the Lasallian Fund.
Murder, mystery, and comedy abound as the De La Salle Collegiate Wig and Mask Society presents Clue On Stage in December.
IB Information Night and College Financial Planning Night are coming up; learn all you need to know about midterms; school calendars; parent group news; and much more.
De La Salle Collegiate has been named one of the nation's best schools for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, according to Newsweek magazine.
Junior Will Smythe held a sports equipment drive to help support the Sheriff Police Athletic League in Pontiac.
This Christmas season, De La Salle’s school-wide service project – led by the junior class – will benefit 37 families living in the Warren Consolidated School District.
De La Salle is an OK2SAY school; midterms are coming; update your Infinite Campus accounts; Christmas concert tickets on sale; March for Life payments are due; school calendars; parent group news; and much more.
Clean out the garage of that old sports equipment; spring musical auditions announced; Balgenorth Scholarship available; information meetings for ski club, robotics, swim & dive and mock trial; school calendars; parent group news; and much more.
The November Staff, Student and Teacher of the Month are: Brother Robert Activity Center manager Sandy Buchanan, sophomore Christian Bueti, and English teacher Rebecca Cook.
A dozen De La Salle Collegiate students attended Wednesday’s Sportsmanship Summit at DeCarlo’s Banquet Center, sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
De La Salle Collegiate alumnus Michael Glasgow hs been named Distinguished Composer and Conductor with MidAmerica Productions and MidAm International.
Class ring information meeting for the sophomores; reminders on IB info night and Lasallian Fund drive; ACT prep registration; plastic bag recycling program begins; school calendars; parent group news; and much more.
Discovery Days takes over for Admissions' traditional open house; congrats to the marching band; interest meetings planned for golf, basketball, wrestling and bowling; school calendars; parent group news; and much more.
It is that most wonderful time of the year - the annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show!
Take the Catholic Schools Week video challenge; interest meetings for golf and bowling; school calendars; parents groups news; and much more.
Junior Zdenek Svelch, an exchange student from Sušice, a small town in the Czech Republic, is delighted to be at De La Salle Collegiate.
The Pilots' varsity soccer team and their families participated in a special service event at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Detroit on Sunday.
Reminders about picture retake, PSAT testing, parent-teacher conferences and 1926 Society breakfast; Broadcasting Club meeting; The Lasallian Fund drive; yearbook orders; school calendars; parents groups news, and much more.
Picture retake day is coming up; reminders for town hall meeting and parent-teacher conferences; a rosary crusade; parents groups; school calendars; and more.
Some students want to play football, some want to play soccer, some want to be in the band. Gianluca Cavataio does not want any of that; he wants to rule the world.
Clothing Drive; a parents' town hall meeting; IB Diploma Program information; the 1926 Society breakfast for seniors; parents groups, school calendars, and more.
This week, the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program informed De La Salle Collegiate of an incredible honor received by senior Tristan Lago.
De La Salle Collegiate principal Nate Maus announced today that seniors Jarod Amparo and Justin Desmet have been named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Students receive National Merit Commended honors; Parent-Teacher Conferences; PSAT testing; EEE infections; and much more.
It's a dark and stormy night, and you've been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead.
Freshmen Grandparents Day; Homecoming Dance and Venue; Chariot Tax; WAMS auditions; School Calendar updates; and Parents Group news.
The Pilot Pride Parent Newsletter is produced for the parents and friends of De La Salle Collegiate. The news and notes are compiled by the school’s faculty and staff, and emailed each week during the school year.
Paul Mandziara, the last to coach both varsity basketball and football at De La Salle Collegiate, died Sept. 4. He was 83 years old.
This week at The Collegiate, Infinite Campus updates, Favorite Teacher Breakfast signup,
The National High School Athletic Coaches Association the professional organization of school coaches and athletic directors, (NHSACA) will induct Mike Jolly of De La Salle Collegiate into its National Hall of Fame.
De La Salle Collegiate is excited to announce that school psychologist Andrew Campbell will be taking over the CAS (Creativity, Activity, and Service) coordinator position as part of our International Baccalaureate Program.
After 26 years as the head coach of De La Salle Collegiate’s varsity golf team, and numerous coaching accolades, Doug McKay will be inducted into the Michigan High School Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame.
De La Salle Collegiate has hired a veteran educator with a Catholic schools background to become its newest assistant principal. Brent Widdows, who taught art and mathematics for the past 14 years at Sterling Heights High School, becomes De La Salle’s new Assistant Principal for Student Life.
The family of the late Gary DiGiuseppe is establishing a scholarship in the alumnus's name to benefit the De La Salle Collegiate tuition assistance fund. The family hopes to aid at least three students.
Eric Wynn, who has helped start up two International Baccalaureate programs in Michigan, is bringing his educational leadership to De La Salle Collegiate this summer.
More than 280 golfers enjoyed the inaugural Christian Brothers Classic golf outing, hosted by the De La Salle Alumni Association at the Detroit Golf Club on Monday.
For the first time in school history, De La Salle Collegiate will have a senior class cabinet made up of all International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students.
De La Salle Collegiate’s first Director of Diversity and Inclusion is no stranger to Catholic education. A former science teacher at the University of Detroit Jesuit and Academy, Marta Rhea-Johnson has been appointed to De La Salle’s newly-formed position.
One of 16 seniors who were in De La Salle Collegiate’s rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma, Kevin Allen Kathawa gave a Valedictorian Speech at the school’s 91st commencement ceremony at Grace Christian Church on Monday evening.
Valedictorian Joseph Edmund Schaeffer is one of 10 De La Salle Collegiate seniors to post the graduation trifecta – National Honor Society, Summa Cum Laude, and being a Michigan Competitive Scholarship qualifier.
More than three dozen Honors Chemistry students from De La Salle Collegiate participated in a field trip to the Beaumont Health Research Laboratories in Oakland County.
A few dozen members of De La Salle Collegiate’s Lasallian Youth Group spent Thursday morning helping out at the eighth annual Lancers Walk, Roll, Run event at Bovenschen School in Warren.
Ed Martel, who graduated in 1987 and was drafted by the New York Yankees, died Saturday following an 18-year battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 49.